The LIFE Programme is the main instrument of the European Community for the financing of projects concerning the environment and the nature conservation. Begun in 1992, up to now LIFE has co-financed some 3,000 projects across the EU, contributing approximately € 2 billion to the protection of the environment. The main task of the workshop entitled “Technological innovation through LIFE projects: the best solutions compared” is the dissemination among wastewater stakeholders of LIFE solutions concerning wastewater treatment and management. The workshop, organized within the framework of the LIFE project SHOWW (10 INF/IT/000282), will be held in Rimini (Italy) on November 7th.
LEQUIA researcher Dr. Alba Anfruns will give the presentation “The SHOWW application: the Spanish case”. The SHOWW project (puShing aHead with field implementatiOn of best fitting WasteWater treatment and management solutions) started in 2011 and aims to lower barriers so as to allow innovative, viable and appropriate wastewater treatment solutions to become feasible investment choices. On the other hand, Dr. Maël Ruscalleda will give a presentation on another LIFE project to which LEQUIA participated from 2003 to 2006: “CLONIC”(CLOsing the NItrogen Cycle from urban landfill leachate by biological nitrogen removal over nitrite and termal treatment). Its aim was to show the technical, economical and environmental viability of several processes applied in leachate treatment.